Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Optimus Keyboard Now Pre-ordering - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Optimus Keyboard Now Pre-ordering houseley Posted: May 20, 2007 3:34PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 Engadget claims the Optimus keyboard is finally availble for pre-order. Engadget AND Optimus in a news story doesn't sound too promising I guess.OptimusIf it's accurate, they're not giving them away. Comments Reply 1 of 6 ootlink Posts: 41member May 20, 2007 3:50PM Damn. That thing's the price of a 30"er! Reply 2 of 6 SpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member May 20, 2007 4:35PM Just imagine, with a multi-touch Apple keyboard, they would disappear overnight. That's a high risk company and product. Reply 3 of 6 chucker Posts: 5,089member May 20, 2007 5:03PM Quote:Originally Posted by SpamSandwich That's a high risk company and product.They're a design firm who do lots of other stuff with lots of partners, including such heavyweights as Samsung. They're not going anywhere regardless of how many Optimus keyboards they manage to sell. Reply 4 of 6 amorya Posts: 1,103member May 20, 2007 6:00PM Quote:Originally Posted by SpamSandwich Just imagine, with a multi-touch Apple keyboard, they would disappear overnight. That's a high risk company and product.No they wouldn't. Multitouch would lack tactile feedback. Any serious typist would avoid it for that reason! Reply 5 of 6 splinemodel Posts: 7,311member May 21, 2007 12:23AM When in four months these thing are all malfunctioning, i'll be there to say "I told you so." There are too many problems with the design of this keyboard (I've seen the guts on some website) and I just don't see it lasting very long. Not the least of the problems is that OLED panels don't have terribly long lifespans. Reply 6 of 6 Marvin Posts: 14,436moderator May 21, 2007 6:57AM Quote:Originally Posted by Amorya No they wouldn't. Multitouch would lack tactile feedback. Any serious typist would avoid it for that reason!Probably but this keyboard design is meant so that the keys change based on what's being used. If you can rely on touch for all the apps you use then you likely won't need this keyboard.What I'd personally rather do is get an iphone - I don't think I'll say this a lot concerning the iphone, but it would actually be cheaper. Then I'd use my regular keyboard for normal typing and have a bluetooth link to the computer and it could become a custom touch pad for specialized apps. So in Photoshop, the iphone could show a grid of all the tool icons. If the camera or accelerometer could be used for tracking, you could maybe turn it into a mouse. Sign In or Register to comment.